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Articles by Simon Rudd

About Simon Rudd (51 Articles)
Simon Rudd is a freelance writer and artist specialising in Photoshop tutorials as well as Horror, the Macabre and Fantasy themed pictures. He frequently writes for magazines and websites.

Use Photoshop to Add Some Cloud

August 8, 2012

Sometimes a blue sky is lovely, especially when you're trying to get a tan :) but sometimes you may want to add some clouds to that perfect sky – it may make things more interesting. That's easily achieved with this Photoshop quick tip. [More]

Easy Moon or Planet with Photoshop

February 13, 2012

When making fantasy pictures its often useful to have a moon in a night sky, we can easily fake a nice convincing moon using a couple of Photoshop Filters. [More]

Easy Rectangle Photo Effect with Photoshop

January 5, 2012

  This month I thought I’d show you a nice easy way to create a cool photo effect using the Rectangle Marquee Tool and the Stroke Layer Style. Step 1 For this project you will need a Photo [More]

Let It Snow With Photoshop

December 12, 2011

‘Tis the time for snow and Christmas cheer, as such I thought I’d show you how to fake snow. Step 1. Download a good snowy picture – we used this one here Add a Levels Adjustment Dialogue [More]

Simple Grunge Text in Photoshop

September 28, 2011

This month I thought I’d show you how to make a simple grunge effect for text using a very simple technique utilising a very powerful feature found in the Layer Styles dialogue box. Step 1. [More]

Making Blood with Photoshop

August 24, 2011

Last month I wrote a tutorial on how to remove a digit from a hand, this month I thought I'd show you how to add some blood to this picture. This isn’t the only way you can make blood and I’m sure other people have other ideas. Treat this more of a stepping stone on the way to creating the effect you want. [More]

Using Photoshop to Cut Off a Finger

July 27, 2011

I’m not sure how many people have seen my horror work but I spent years removing faces and turning people into monsters. So for this tutorial I thought I’d show you a simple method of how [More]

Swiss Cheese Text in Photoshop

June 22, 2011

I love typography – its fun and easy. Today I wanted to show you how to make a simple “Swiss cheese effect”. Step 1. Start by making a 1024×768 pixel document and colour it #3f2004, Next [More]

Getting Dramatic Eyes with Photoshop

May 25, 2011

We can use the eyes to focus attention onto what we want the viewer to look at, by emphasising the eyes we encourage the focal point. In this tutorial we will be adding shadows and changing the colour of the eyes, to give it a more fantasy / mystical feel. [More]

Lightning and Break-Up Effects in Photoshop

April 27, 2011

Let’s take the classic lightning effect and add a little scatter effect too; Step 1. Make a new 1024×768 sized documents, set the background colour to black. Next using the Text tool Type [More]
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